Other Drugs for Prostatitis
Other drugs prescribed for prostatitis include at least one medication that does not fall in the main categories of drugs such as antibiotics, anti-depressives, anti-inflammatories, alpha blockers, 5 alpha reductase inhibitors, muscle relaxants, anticholinergic agents, or gabapentinoids. Zyloprim (allopurinol) is usually prescribed to treat different conditions, but it may potentially help men with symptoms of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) as well by reducing uric acid production.
Zyloprim reduces acid production in the body. One theory about chronic prostatitis causes is that urine backs up into the prostate ducts and creates inflammation. Zyloprim is prescribed to lessen uric acid in the prostate to improve symptoms. This drug has been used in cases of prostatic calcification, or prostate stones. There are different theories to explain formation of these stones, one of which is that urine makes its way into the prostate ducts. There is anecdotal evidence of men finding relief from prostate stones from taking Zyloprim.